Paula Radcliffe to compete at Olympic Stadium event

Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe will run the first event to be staged at London's Olympic Stadium since the 2012 Games later today.

Radcliffe, who was unable to compete at the London Olympics due to injury, will join a host of sporting stars including Olympic gold medallists Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, who are more used to cycling than running.

Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe pictured at an event in July 2010.
Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe pictured at an event in July 2010. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

They will be among the 12,500 people taking part in the five-mile (eight-kilometre) National Lottery Anniversary Run, in which competitors will complete the final 328 yards (300m) on the Olympic Stadium's track.

Radcliffe has predicted the event would "recapture the spirit of the London 2012".

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Stars run at Olympic Stadium

Marathon world record-holder Paula Radcliffe will run the first event to be staged at London's Olympic Stadium since the 2012 Games later today. The National Lottery Anniversary Run is a five-mile race.